on 16 May 2023
CL Yachts will launch its eye-catching CLB65 in the Far East with an event in Hong Kong.
Combining contemporary accommodation with expansive views, flexible terraces, the drama and exclusivity of an ocean vista, and all the modern conveniences the 19.7 metres CLB65 is based on the hull of the marque’s longer CLB72, which also means she inherits that model’s 6.05-metre beam. This gain is reflected throughout her three levels, which have been conceived as an ode to open plan living with giant windows that draw the outside in.
At the heart of the yacht, on the main deck, lies a layout that stretches from aft deck terrace and alfresco dining area, through an aft galley – a first for CL Yachts – and into a forward saloon that serves equally for cosseting or cocktails.
The single-level approach is augmented by a lift-up aft galley window and opening door that create a seamless flow from stern to steering column, with the internal helm located forward and to starboard of a C-shaped settee.
One deck below, owners and their guests are each treated to a sumptuous sanctuary. The sensational midships master stateroom makes full use of the yacht’s giant beam, offering extensive wardrobe space, leagues of light through large hull glazing, and an ensuite complete with walk-in rain shower. There is also a 5-star VIP cabin with ensuite forward, and further ensuite twin to port for fortunate guests.
Throughout the interior, a carefully considered palette and haute design touches infuse the CLB65 with an inexorable essence of elegance and style. There are sensual curves and organic shapes throughout while a choice of walnut or hickory lends warmth without whimsy. Combined, the elements convey an effortless cool and timeless contemporary.
Designed for extensive indoor and outdoor living and entertaining, the CLB65’s social interior areas are complemented by the upper terrace, which boasts multiple settees, a barbecue and wet bar, and a hardtop for shade. The flybridge also plays host to the upper helm, meaning the skipper on owner-operator CLB65s can still be part of the social action. Of course, there is also the option for crew, who are provided with a crew cabin in the stern of the yacht.
That stern area also offers a giant swim platform that not only facilitates boarding and disembarkation of the tender, but also offers a beach club for guests to recline by the water’s edge, while on the foredeck, guests will find a settee and sunpads for soaking up some rays, enjoying a sundowner, or breathing in the breeze at anchor.
Hong Kong-based CL Yachts designs its yachts to offer unparalleled experiences to modern explorers, and for CLB65 this means a powerful Volvo Penta twin 800hp engine package that offers top speeds of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 21 knots. The IPS pod drive system means this power and performance is also easy to handle and to manoeuvre, and two additional wing stations make mooring a breeze.